Thursday 19th April 2012
People from around the world have taken part in a fantasy football competition to raise money for an Isle of Man children's charity.
Structured finance firm Captima has raised £500 for The Children's Centre through its global fantasy football league competition.
The Manx company invites business partners and clients from all over the world to participate. Clients from as far afield as Chicago and Singapore are taking part in this year's contest, as well as a team from The Children's Centre, all pitting their football managerial skills against each other.
Captima director Mark Watson said: "The Captima Fantasy League was set up as a competitive and fun environment for those we do business with, and as we cover the costs of the competition, website and prizes, it made sense to ask participants to make a donation to The Children's Centre as they signed up.
"The aim was to raise awareness of what the charity does and help fund some of their initiatives."
Michelle O'Malley, fundraising manager at The Children's Centre, said: "We're always so thrilled when people get involved with fundraising for the charity, especially when their ideas are as creative as this.
"I really can't thank Captima and everyone who supported the initiative enough. This money will really help make a difference to our charitable projects."
Donations can still be made to The Children's Centre directly via http://www.thechildrenscentre.org.im.